Absolute Manage Will Extend Cross-Platform BYOD and Cisco Identity
Service Engine Support
VANCOUVER, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Absolute® Software Corporation (TSX: ABT), the industry standard for persistent endpoint security and
management solutions for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones,
today announced they will be first to market with full BYOD support for
Mac and Windows computers. Now Absolute Manage® customers can automate BYOD polices for employee-owned computers, along
with tablets and smartphones - all from a single console.
Absolute Manage 6.5 will provide enrollment workflows as well as remote
and automated security protocols for corporate and employee-owned
devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. Employee
productivity will be fully supported regardless of the device they may
own, providing workers with a simple enrollment process so they can
conveniently and securely access corporate resources.
Absolute Software continues to innovate, providing first-to-market
features that benefit end users and IT technicians. This progressive
approach allows IT administrators to remotely engage with all devices,
regardless of form-factor or device ownership. This is important since
it supports an increasing trend within the workforce of employees
adding computers to their list of BYO devices. A Forrester Research,
Inc. study found that 31 percent of enterprise information workers
reported their primary work laptop as a personally-owned device.*
The integration between Absolute Manage and Cisco's Identity Service Engine (ISE) provides an increased level of network security. If a computer or
mobile device attempts to access the network, its compliance status is
automatically checked against company policy. This ensures all devices
on the network are configured appropriately, including Absolute Manage
enrollment. If a device is not already enrolled, ISE can redirect it to
complete enrollment before allowing access.
With this release, Absolute Manage will support Samsung KNOX, a
containerization solution native to Samsung's hardware and Android OS.
Using KNOX, IT can create a secure workspace on Samsung devices that is
managed like a separate device. All data and apps within the container
are completely separated from personal data and apps. Samsung KNOX
allows employees to seamlessly move from personal to corporate
information and apps while allowing IT to apply completely separate
policies to the device's personal space and workspace.
"Many of our customers are receiving requests from employees to bring
their personally-owned devices to work. But corporate IT doesn't want
to use multiple consoles and products to secure this range of form
factors. With this release, Absolute Manage will be the only solution
on the market to offer full BYOD capabilities for all devices. Our
customers can count on us to provide them with the support they need to
manage all the devices that enter their network," said Errol Olsen,
Interim CEO at Absolute Software. "The release of Absolute Manage 6.5
will support the Absolute Unified IT vision, allowing IT to manage all employee-owned devices from a single
Absolute Manage 6.5 is available soon. More information on Absolute
Manage is available in this infosheet.
*Forrester Research, Inc.'s Business Technographics Devices and Security
Workforce Survey Q2 2013
About Absolute Software
Absolute Software Corporation (TSX: ABT) is the industry standard in
persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops,
tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and
management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers
worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace®, Absolute Manage,
Absolute Service, and Absolute LoJack® - provide organizations with
actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and
deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices
and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants -
the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant
for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four
vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing
customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of
devices using a single solution. Absolute persistence technology is
embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and
smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP,
Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has
reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple. For
more information about Absolute Software, visit www.absolute.com.
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